Alfred Taylor-Gaunt’s comedy dance show will play at the theatre from the 1st to the 4th October.
Transforming some of the best known and loved classical music pieces Derrière on a G String is a new comedy dance piece from choreographer Alfred Taylor-Gaunt and will play for a limited run at Sadler’s Wells in October.
Following on from an extensive workshop over the last three years, and a run at the Tristan Bates Theatre, the show is a mixture of chaos and camp that brings to mind the comedic stylings of Laurel and Hardy and Mitchell and Webb, in order to widen the appeal of dance through comedy.
Derrière on a G String is written, directed and performed by an ensemble of young creative talent including Joshua Sinclair-Evans (Spiderman: Far From Home and The Lodge, Disney) and Sammy Moore (The
Evermoor Chronicles, Disney; Father Brown, BBC).
Talking about the show, Choreographer and Director Alfred Taylor-Gaunt said: ” I think people tend to have quite afixed idea of what dance is and it puts them off coming to see it. They think it’s either going to be twee, dated and dull, or weird and inaccessible. I love dance, but far too frequently even I find myself just bored or baffled while watching it. I wanted to make something that everyone would enjoy – something even my Dad would find entertaining! I’d like this show to be the ‘gateway drug’ for non-dance audiences, creating a bridge between dance and more widely popular forms of theatre to broaden the audience for the dance industry.”
The creative team for the production includes designs by Libby Todd and lighting design by Andrew Ellis.
Derrière on a G String will perform at the Lilian Baylis Studio at Sadler’s Wells from the 1st to the 4th October.